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4 Day Nature & Wildlife Costa Rica

4 Day Nature & Wildlife Costa Rica

4 Days | 3 Nights - From $365 USD* per person

Highlights

  • 3-night standard accommodations
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Local bilingual guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Boat transportation to attractions per itinerary

Facts

  • Boat tour to Corcovado National Park – San Pedrillo Ranger Station
  • Boat snorkeling tour to Caño Island
  • Motorboat tour in Sierpe water canals and mangrove forest
  • Night Hike in the Frog Trail

Visit the Osa Peninsula to see nature and wildlife that is famed for its immense biodiversity. Osa Peninsula, such a small area, contains 5% of all the world's species. You can also help protect and conserve the natural wonders located on the Peninsula.

Hike the Frog Trail at twilight chasing frogs, birds, butterflies and much more. Navigate through the largest mangrove forest of Costa Rica in search of birds, monkeys, iguanas and other exotic animals. Spy on whales and dolphins in your way to explore Caño Island's shoreline and snorkel in its underground gardens with colorful fish. Boat to the Corcovado National Park and hike the trails of the San Pedrillo Ranger Station to the waterfall brimming with wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Hike the Frog Trail

For those who choose the additional transportation feature, meet your bilingual driver at your hotel in San Jose or SJO airport in Alajuela and jump in a shuttle for a journey to the Osa Peninsula.  Drive south by Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical and further from Uvita until Palmar Sur where you exit toward the town of Sierpe. For those with their own transportation, drive from where you are to Sierpe.

Check in to your hotel room!

Pack your adventurous side, cross the Sierpe River and hike the Frog Trail at dawn see species of nocturnal reptiles, birds, butterflies, bugs, crabs, frogs and other amphibians. Trip includes experienced locals guides, and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Overnight: Mid-range hotel

Day 2: Snorkeling Trip to Caño Island

Strap on goggles, snorkel and life vest then jump into the water. Minnows and yellow/black striped sergeant major fish swim right up to your mask. Beneath you, fish straddle and wriggle colorful rock and coral outcroppings. Dazzlingly colorful parrotfish parole the bottom while butterfly fish swim below the shade of the rocks. Every once in a while you may catch the shimmering flash from of a large blue jack speeding past.

You'll explore two different snorkeling areas varying in depth from just a few feet to 15 or 20 with a break to enjoy the Cano Island beach in-between excursions.

Trips include experienced locals guides, snorkeling equipment, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Overnight: Mid-range hotel

Day 3: Corcovado National Park – San Pedrillo Ranger Station Boat Tour

Frolic in the San Pedrillo waterfall pool while you wander in the old-growth rainforest and soft-sand pristine beaches - keeping your eyes peeled for the bountiful wildlife – of the San Pedrillo Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park.

Trip includes experienced local guides, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Overnight: Mid-range hotel

Day 4: Sierpe River Mangrove Forest Motorboat tour & Good Bye

Float up the Sierpe River mangrove forests, see iguanas sunning their cold-blooded bodies, colorful birds perching high and low, and spider monkeys leaping daringly back and forth across the river occupy the branches of tall Mangrove trees that surround you.

Trip includes experienced local guides, snack and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

After exploring the Sierpe River Mangroves, enjoy those last few hours of relaxation and continue your journey to another destination or transfer back to the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose.

Meals: Breakfast & snack

* All prices are per person (12 years old & above) based on double occupancy in standard rooms. Prices do not include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Tours are subject to a two-passenger minimum (or management discretion), weather conditions and age limit. costarica.com reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

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